Nine mining giants seeking authorisation to mine on Brazil indigenous reservations have been accused of human rights violations and environmental destruction.
China is the biggest producer of the world’s rare earth metals and the EU’s dependence on Beijing is making decision-makers in Brussels nervous.
Huge sources of lithium deposits that can be used for electric cars are found in the country's western region which an Anglo-Australian company is waiting for the government's approval to mining.
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Violence is increasing against a backdrop of poor governance and deteriorating socio-economic conditions in northern Nigeria, further exacerbating instability across the region.
Faced with public outcry over chronic power cuts and rising pollution, Iranian officials have targeted energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining farms. But are they just a scapegoat?
Dramatic images on Sunday of protesters in the port city of Bristol tearing down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and throwing it into the harbour inspired campaigners in Oxford to seize the moment.
One small step for man and one giant leap for the commercial space industry.
People are buying up gold as an investment, and trying to stave off inflation as the pandemic wreaks havoc on economies.
Sport can play a large role in the recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, and has proven its worth in the past.
The Kremlin is positioning itself as indispensable to Sudan while it bids to increase its sway over Africa and Muslim countries.
Many believe the recent ousting of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a consequence of his tight controls over the country's lithium resources.
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